Review: New Holland Brewing Pilgrim's Dole | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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New Holland Brewing Pilgrim's Dole
96 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
New Holland Brewing Pilgrim

Style: Barrel Aged Wheatwine

ABV: 12 IBU: 30

96
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 5

New Holland Brewing Pilgrim's Dole

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What the brewers say

“A barleywine-style ale made with 50 percent wheat malt, or what we at New Holland call a wheatwine. Pilgrim’s Dole blends warming and slightly sweet flavors with a unique caramelized character.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Pleasant vanilla and light roasted coconut notes up front. A subtle wheat note peeks through, but overall the barrel dominates with caramel, butterscotch, and light tobacco. Moderate toasty and bready with very light floral hops.”

Flavor: “Strong vanilla, dark chocolate marzipan, toffee, tart cherries, and butterscotch. Appropriate hops bitterness lingers. The bready and wheat flavor provides nice sweetness in the background of the oak and vanilla notes. Moderate eathy hops bitterness. The barrel works well with the relatively clean, but sweet and strong, wheatwine.”

Overall: “Bold and flavorful. The barrel character is strong with vanilla and wood/oak character. The malt and wheat sweetness fall to the background of the bolder flavors in this beer. Exactly what you’d expect from a barrel-aged wheatwine.”

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